As the title says, there is a free reading of a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, “Lady Susan or The Captive Heart: A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper,” will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.
From the website:
Manipulative, callous and cruel – the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon is on a manhunt. To restore her broken fortunes the greatest coquette in England sets out to snare a rich husband. She will stop at nothing to achieve this goal including forcing her own daughter Frederica into an unwanted marriage. Will Lady Susan’s weakness for pleasure derail her own notorious intrigues? Literature’s greatest villainess is about to take center stage. This hilarious adaptation illuminates Austen’s earliest novella while paying homage to Georgian theatrical traditions.
Long-time AustenBlog readers will remember Lynn Marie as the author of our very favorite stage adaptation of Northanger Abbey. Check it out–it should be a good time!